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Board Meeting Summary, Sept 1, 2020

Note: Recordings and documents for agenda items can be accessed via BoardDocs by clicking on the corresponding agenda items. Equity Steering Committee A steering committee examining equity in Canyons District recommends a comprehensive audit of Canyons educational and operational processes. The equity assessment, which would be conducted as part of CSD’s accreditation, would study the District’s allocation of resources; student access to high quality instruction and academic and social-emotional programs and opportunities; school mascots, traditions, and names; availability of early-learning programs for low-income students; public engagement efforts in high-poverty areas; and the governance of CSD’s vision, mission and policies that support equity.

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Board Meeting Summary, August 18, 2020

Note: Recordings and documents for agenda items can be accessed via BoardDocs by clicking on the corresponding agenda items. School Opening Update In the effort to provide a high-quality education to the community’s children, Canyons District has hired 199 benefit-eligible employees for the school year that starts on Monday, Aug. 24. This information was presented as part of an update for the Board of Education on the District’s Back-to-School Action Plan, which was developed with guidance from the Utah Governor’s Office and the Utah Board of Education. Canyons administrators in recent days have been making teaching-assignment decisions, either for classroom or online

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Board Meeting Summary, August 4, 2020

Note: Recordings and documents for agenda items can be accessed via BoardDocs by clicking on the corresponding agenda items. First Day of School Postponed One Week This fall’s first day of school in Canyons District has been pushed back one week. By making a change to the academic calendar for the 2020-2021 school year, members of the Board voted to start school on Aug. 24 instead of Aug. 17. This will give teachers, whose contracts begin Aug. 10, two full work weeks to prepare for the school year. Canyons Superintendent Dr. Rick Robins recommended to delay the start of school as part

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Board Meeting Summary, July 14, 2020

Note: Recordings and documents for agenda items can be accessed via BoardDocs by clicking on the corresponding agenda items. CSD’s Back-to-School Action Plan The Board of Education approved a COVID-19 Back-to-School Plan. This plan is required by the Utah State Board of Education, which has ordered all Utah public schools to create a plan to return to school safely. Canyons District’s detailed plan, which features the option for parents to decide if their children will be taught in-person or via online formats, was created in accordance with guidelines established by state education officials. Parents can choose their preferred option during Online Registration,

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Board Meeting Summary, June 30, 2020

Note: Recordings and documents for agenda items can be accessed via BoardDocs by clicking on the corresponding agenda items.   Discussion of Approach to Equity To the end of reaffirming Canyons’ commitment to ensuring equity in its schools and programs, Superintendent Dr. Rick Robins requested approval from the Board of Education to begin a review of the District’s curriculum and instructional practices, policies and procedures, student access to opportunities, and social-emotional programs and supports. “In this era of unrest, this is a time to listen more, learn more and do more,” Robins told the Board of Education. “If we have any chance

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